Sugar & Spice Cookies

3/4 cup margarine
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
2 cups unbleached flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon ground cloves
3/4 teaspoon ginger
Granulated sugar to roll cookies in
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl cream margarine and sugar until fluffy. Add egg and molasses and mix thoroughly.
  3. Add the remaining dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger. Beat until thoroughly combined.
  4. Taking heaping teaspoonfuls of dough and roll into walnut sized balls. Roll in sugar and place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 10 minutes.
  6. Let sit on cookie sheet 1-2 minutes. Then transfer to cooling rack.

Makes about 40 cookies

1997 Sandi Dobrowolsky


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